Counter Culture,” by Gaijinbiker, Riding Sun, 14 July 2005, (from apostropher).

Tokyo Mayor Shintaro Ishihara is the greatest man alive.

He’s not just the man who responds to North Korean aggression by daring them to attack. Now he insults the French.

A group of teachers and translators in Japan on Wednesday sued Tokyo’s outspoken nationalist governor for allegedly calling French a “failed international language,” a news report said.

Twenty-one people filed the lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court, demanding that Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara pay a total of 10.5 million yen (US$94,600) compensation for insulting the French language in remarks last October, national broadcaster NHK said. In their suit, the plaintiffs accused Ishihara of saying: “French is a failed international language because it cannot be used to count numbers.”

Shintaro Ishihara rocks. I’ve long criticized froglandish myself.

Dan tdaxp: Holocaust Denier?

An interesting discussion about , , and reason:

Original Claim, by Forbush:

Many people know that Pope John Paul II declared the Iraq War an unjust war before he died. Many Anti-War activists have argued that the Iraq War was not a “Just War,” since it was proposed at the end of 2002.But most people don’t even know what a “Just War” is and how the Iraq War matches up to the ideas behind “Just War Theory.”

Question, by me:

” Pope John Paul II declared the Iraq War an unjust war before he died”


Somehow, I expect you’ll either refuse to cite on, or give a reference to something else…

His first reply:

From here as one source, but there are many. You really should learn to use Goggle.

“Just before the war, the pope sent an envoy, Cardinal Pio Laghi, to ask Bush to exhaust every last means of diplomacy and work through the United Nations for a peaceful solution. The Vatican called the war illegal and unjust. But before the cardinal even touched down in Washington, the administration said the meeting would not matter. The White House countered the pope’s claim that an invasion was unjust with apocalyptic visions of needing to stop a Hitler.”

My second reply

So to back-up your unsourced allegation you give… another unsourced allegation?

Where did the Vatican Say this? Was it by the Papal Nuncio? By a formal letter? Through the Vatican Secretary of State?

Please, provide a reference, or do not make such claims about my faith.

His second reply

I’m sure you don’t believe in the Hollacaust either, deal with it!

For the record, here’s Godwin’s Law

Godwin’s law (also Godwin’s rule of Nazi analogies) is an adage in Internet culture that was originated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states that:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 (i.e. certainty).”

There is a tradition in many Usenet newsgroups that once such a comparison is made, the thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress. In addition, it is considered poor form to invoke the law explicitly. Godwin’s law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper bound on thread length in those groups. Many people understand Godwin’s law to mean this, although (as is clear from the statement of the law above) this is not the original formulation.

Confucian Terrorists Claim Responsibility For Toronto Attack

Confusionists Claim Responsibility For Toronto Air Fire,” by PopeBenedictXVI, Cyber-Pope, 3 August 2005,

FAA: ‘More than half do will you?’,” by Mark Cross, I’m So Here Blog, 4 August 2005,

Finally, a statement for the monsters responsible for this attack on the flight

In the name of Bunkum, the merciful, the compassionate, may peace be upon the cheerful one and undaunted fighter, Prophet Cyber-Pope, God’s peace be upon him.

Confusionists: Rejoice! Rejoice for it is time to take revenge against the Canadian government in retaliation for its support of the Belgian Infidels who refuse to hand over 800,000 Confusionists being detained in Belgian labour camps. The heroic Confusionist warriors have carried out a blessed raid in Toronto. Canada is now burning with quite a lot of fear, some terror and a little panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters – and those feelings will eventually cross over to their Belgian allies.

We repeatedly forgot to warn the Canadian Government and people, but anyway, we have carried out our blessed military raid on a French plane in Canada after our brave warriors exerted strenuous efforts over a long period of time to ensure the success of the raid.

We continue to warn the governments of all the anti-Confusionist governments that they will be punished in the same way if they do not pressure the Beligian Government to meet our demands. He who warns is excused.

While Mark Cross sums up how to avoid boarding the next doomed flight

When boarding a plane, count the number of times you hear the flight attendant utter the phrase “Oh my God. Oh my God we’re going to die.” while passengers are still boarding. Often overlooked this is a good indicator that the flight could be a risky one. This would be a good time to disembark and take a layover.

A commentator on Cyber-Pope sums it up

Fuckin Canooks

Indeed. Indeed.